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News and media from the Office of the Comptroller.

City of St. Louis Closes $50 Million General Obligation Bond Sale
Voters approved the $50 million no-tax-increase bonds for capital improvements in August.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 11/19/2018

S&P Rates City of St. Louis Series 2018 GO Bonds an ‘A+’, Affirms ‘Stable’ Outlook and City’s Existing GO Debt as ‘A+’
Voters approved issuance of the no-tax-increase bonds in August for capital investments.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/22/2018

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement on 2018 MLS Expansion Plan
The Comptroller's Office stands ready to help ensure that the plan is fiscally responsible for city taxpayers.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/09/2018

Fitch Ratings Issues Positive Outlook for STL Airport Revenue Bonds
Combined trio of Fitch, Moody’s and S&P give St. Louis Lambert International Airport its best ratings in a decade.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/09/2018

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement in Support of Convention Center Expansion
Joint investment in America’s Center by St. Louis City and County means our region will continue being competitive in drawing national conventions.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 10/03/2018

Moody’s Upgrades STL Airport Bonds to A2, Outlook Stable
Moody’s cited St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s positive trajectory in liquidity, declining leverage, and enplanement growth.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller,St. Louis Lambert International Airport | 08/08/2018

Red Cross Blood Drive Coming to St. Louis City Hall August 15
Sponsored by Comptroller Darlene Green, the semi-annual blood drive raises awareness of sickle cell disease and the need for blood donors.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 07/12/2018

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement in Support of $50 Million No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue
On August 7, a “yes” vote on Prop 1 will fund capital investment in public safety and infrastructure needs without raising taxes.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 07/09/2018

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement Regarding the Privatization of St. Louis Lambert International Airport
A private entity beholden to shareowners would put bottom-line profit over public service. A public vote must be part of this process.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 06/13/2018

Fiscal Year 2019 Forms for Elected Officials and Directors
The Comptroller's Office invites each department to complete the following forms.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 06/04/2018

Fitch Affirms City of St. Louis Credit Rating at A−; Revises Outlook to Negative
Extensive use of tax incentives and limited prospects for revenue growth cited
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 05/11/2018

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement Regarding General Obligation Rating Downgrade by Moody's
City leaders must heed this wake-up call; we must stop giving tax dollars to special interests.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 05/03/2018

2018 Municipal Telephone Directory Available
Directory contains contact information for all City of St. Louis government departments and offices.
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 04/17/2018

Free Tax Preparation Services Sponsored by Comptroller Darlene Green
Held February 6 and 13 for low-to-moderate income earners, seniors and people with disabilities.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 02/02/2018

Comptroller to host Red Cross Blood Drive Feb 15 2018
Semi-annual blood drive held February 15 in honor of Black History Month
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 01/31/2018

Green HELP Seminars - January 2018
Save money and energy for a better tomorrow with Green HELP. Seminars held on January 17 and 30, 2018.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 01/16/2018

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green Statement on Settlement with Kiel Center Partners over Financing Scottrade Center Renovations
Agreement enables use of additional revenues, mitigating potential impact on city’s credit rating.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 01/05/2018

2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Available
The City of St. Louis 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is available, detailing the city’s financial health during fiscal year 2017.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 12/27/2017

Comptroller Calls for Vote on $50M No-Tax-Increase GO Bonds in 2018
Revenue to provide capital for public safety equipment for first responders
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/12/2017

Comptroller Darlene Green Named a Trailblazing Woman in Public Finance
Honorees recognized by Northeast Women in Public Finance at gala in New York City
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/06/2017

Statement on Scottrade Center Renovations - Dec 5
December 5, 2017 Statement from the Office of the Comptroller on the financing of Scottrade Center Renovations.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 12/05/2017

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green Statement on Lawsuit with Kiel Center Partners
Reaffirms that the agreement to finance Scottrade Center renovations is not in the best interest of city taxpayers.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/04/2017

Green HELP Home Energy Efficiency Loan Program Seminars
Set your calendar and attend one of three seminars to learn about the Green HELP program and application process.
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 11/29/2017

Taxpayer Advocate Problem Solving Day - Dec 1, 2017
Comptroller Darlene Green, Washington University and the IRS St. Louis Taxpayer Advocate announce the Taxpayer Advocate Problem Solving Day.
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 11/09/2017

Why I Have not Approved the Issuance of Bonds for Scottrade Renovations
S&P cautioned we not issue more nonessential debt without increasing revenues; financing Scottrade renovations would increase our high debt burden.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 10/16/2017

Fitch Upgrades STL Airport’s Revenue Bonds to 'A-' Stable
Ratings Follow 2-year Trend in Passenger Growth and Financial Sustainability
Press release | St. Louis Lambert International Airport,Office of the Comptroller | 10/11/2017

Statement from Comptroller Darlene Green Supporting Board Bill 130, A Solution for Funding Scottrade Center Renovations
The bill introduced this week is a common-sense solution for financing the renovations of Scottrade Center.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 09/27/2017

Bond Refunding Saves City of St. Louis $2.1 Million
S&P Global reaffirms city's credit rating, warns that increasing debt service may lower rating.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 08/30/2017

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green Statement on Lawsuit by Kiel Center Partners
On August 16, 2017, St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green issued the following statement on the lawsuit by Kiel Center Partners.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/16/2017

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green Statement on Funding for Scottrade Center Renovations
On August 11, 2017, St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green issued the following statement on funding for Scottrade Center renovations.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 08/11/2017

Red Cross Charles Drew Blood Drive Coming to City Hall
The semiannual blood drive, hosted by Comptroller Darlene Green, raises awareness of sickle cell disease and the need for blood donors.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 07/26/2017

City School Crossing Guards Funds Restored, Thanks to Comptroller Darlene Green
Comptroller Green announced she will restore funding for school crossing guards using funds from a crime prevention fund established earlier this year.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 07/21/2017

Bond Refinancing Saves St. Louis Lambert International Airport $35 Million
Comptroller Darlene Green announced that St. Louis saved $35 million by refinancing $242 million of St. Louis Lambert International Airport bonds.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller,St. Louis Lambert International Airport | 06/08/2017

Thanks Received for Internal Audit of Police Overtime Pay
The Internal Audit section of Comptroller Darlene Green's office is commended for thoroughness and clarity in its Police Division Overtime Pay Audit.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 05/16/2017

Comptroller Darlene Green and Reliance Bank ‘Coffee and Credit’ Discussion for Small Business Owners on May 2
Comptroller Darlene Green, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Reliance Bank are sponsoring the session as part of Small Business Week.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 04/27/2017

Comptroller Darlene Green recognizes Week of the Young Child April 2017
On April 27, Comptroller Darlene Green visited preschool classes at Lexington Elementary during Week of the Young Child.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/27/2017

Remarks from Comptroller Darlene Green's 2017 Inauguration
Official remarks from Darlene Green at the 2017 Inauguration for Comptroller of the City of St. Louis.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 04/18/2017

Comptroller Darlene Green Statement Regarding General Obligation Rating from Moody's
Moody's applauded the city's large and diverse tax base, its status as a regional economic center and its manageable fixed costs.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 03/07/2017

Board of Estimate and Apportionment Approves Establishment of Comptroller’s Citywide Crime Prevention Fund
The fund shall be established using $50,000 from the Office of the Comptroller and other funding from civic leadership in the city of St. Louis.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller,Board of Estimate and Apportionment | 02/21/2017

Media Advisory: Red Cross Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive, Feb 15
Comptroller holding the semiannual Red Cross blood drive in honor of Black History Month
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 02/14/2017

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green Sponsors Free Tax Preparation Services
For Low-to-Moderate Income Earners, Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 02/10/2017

Board of Estimate and Apportionment Fails to Approve Statement Acknowledging the Importance of Safeguarding the City's Credit
The measure would have given the Comptroller discretion to take actions to preserve the city's credit.
News/Announcement | Board of Estimate and Apportionment,Office of the Comptroller | 02/09/2017

Comptroller Green to host Red Cross Blood Drive
Semi-annual blood drive will be held in honor of Black History Month
Newsgram | Office of the Comptroller | 02/01/2017

2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Available
The City of St. Louis 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is available, detailing the city’s financial health during fiscal year 2016.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 01/25/2017

Statement on Funding for Scottrade Center Renovations
Letter from the Comptroller to the Board of Aldermen encouraging the project team to adhere to a broad framework protecting city credit and revenues.
News/Announcement | Office of the Comptroller | 01/05/2017

City of St. Louis Closes Sale of Series 2016A General Obligation Bonds
Proceeds from the issue are supporting the purchase of firefighting equipment and other essential capital projects.
Press release | Office of the Comptroller | 12/02/2016

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Soldiers' Memorial Rededication Naturalization Ceremony - October 19, 2018 Columbus Day Parade - October 2018 Cortex Metrolink Station Grand Opening Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking at La Saison Live! by Loews Groundbreaking at Ballpark Village Pride St. Louis Celebration 2018 Rhapsody in Black Scholarship Luncheon 2018 Bringing It Together 2018 Wellness Fair Annie Malone May Day Parade 2018 GFOA 2018 Delta Day at City Hall, May 2018 Habitat for Humanity HQ and ReStore International Women's Day 2018 Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children's Hospital Honoring Fire Chief Joseph W. Morgan Central States Institutional Forum - 2018 Employee Anniversaries - March 2018 Kappa League Pioneer Award - February 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - February 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration 2018 Families Advocating Safe Streets December 2017 Comptroller's Office Holiday Party - December 2017 Taxpayer Advocate Problem-Solving Day - Dec 1, 2017 Columbus Day Parade 2017 CBRE Women's Network - September 27, 2017 Women In Science and Entrepreneurship 2017 Nathaniel Rivers Place Groundbreaking Pride St. Louis Parade - June 25, 2017 St. Louis Fashion Fund / Andre Leon Talley 107th Annie Malone May Day Parade and Festival Coffee and Credit May 2017 Week of the Young Child April 2017 200th Anniversary - First Baptist Church April 2017 Inaugural Ceremonies of the Mayor and Comptroller 2017 Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive February 2017 Families Advocating Safe Streets December 2016

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